With most retailers carrying plenty of inventory and buyers reluctant to experiment with unconventional styles and new labels, shoe vendors are seeking fresh ways to captivate cash-strapped consumers.
For some, it might be about sticking to a foolproof price point. For others, it might mean scaling back on certain styles and focusing on the ones that work. For others still, streamlining overheads and cost cutting where possible are ways to stay afloat in troubling times.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)